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Macroeconomic Determinants Of Infant Mortality in WAEMU Countries: Evidence From Panel Data Analysis

ABBUY, Kwami Edem (2018): Macroeconomic Determinants Of Infant Mortality in WAEMU Countries: Evidence From Panel Data Analysis.

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Abstract

This paper investigates the macroeconomic determinants of infant mortality in WAEMU countries for the period 1980–2016. A panel data model from WAEMU countries was used to identify the macroeconomic determinants of infant mortality. We used fixed effects instrumental variables (FE-IV) estimator in panel data model. Our analysis using econometric estimations after correcting for endogeneity showed that female literacy, GDP per capita as a proxy for income, public health expenditure as a percentage of GDP and urbanization significantly affect infant mortality rate in a negative way.

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